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Aldrich’s high school coach might cut class

Jeff Evens plans to take a long lunch on Friday. “I’m not supposed to tell, but I may try to sneak out of school. There’s a game in the morning. I may get to that. Our principal knows my intentions as well,” Evens, boys basketball coach at Bloomington (Minn.) Jefferson High, said with a laugh. He desperately wants to support one of his former Jaguars — Kansas University center Cole Aldrich, who played for him for four years at the school located 10 miles from the Metrodome, site of Friday’s 11:30 a.m. first-round NCAA Tournament game between KU and North Dakota State.

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Five teams to watch in women’s NCAAs

Detroit Free Press sports writer Mick McCabe picks his five favorite teams to cut down the nets at the Final Four in St. Louis.

KU scores high academic marks in assessment

Though Kansas University’s basketball success has yet to be determined in the tournament field this year, it has already achieved some academic victories in the classroom. An annual study released Monday by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports at the University of Central Florida examined the academic performance of all 65 teams in the 2009 NCAA men’s Division I basketball tournament.

What Keegan says

Trades don’t take place in college basketball, but that doesn’t mean they can’t behind the scenes.

Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook

Kansas University junior guard Sherron Collins on Monday was named second-team All-America by the United States Basketball Writers Association. Oklahoma’s Blake Griffin was a first-teamer with DeJuan Blair (Pitt), Stephen Curry (Davidson), Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina) and James Harden (Arizona State).

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Aldrich’s high school coach might cut class

Jeff Evens plans to take a long lunch on Friday. “I’m not supposed to tell, but I may try to sneak out of school. There’s a game in the morning. I may get to that. Our principal knows my intentions as well,” Evens, boys basketball coach at Bloomington (Minn.) Jefferson High, said with a laugh. He desperately wants to support one of his former Jaguars — Kansas University center Cole Aldrich, who played for him for four years at the school located 10 miles from the Metrodome, site of Friday’s 11:30 a.m. first-round NCAA Tournament game between KU and North Dakota State.

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KU left out of NCAAs, to play in WNIT

For the ninth year in a row, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team failed to earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Jayhawks taking baby steps

Let’s talk about some positives for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team. And why not?

Despite record, Big 12 feels it gets no respect

After fuming for years that an East Coast bias hurts their league, Big 12 Conference coaches have picked up a credible ally. Jeff Capel, who played at Duke and coached in Virginia before becoming head coach at Oklahoma, says they’re right.